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Bordeaux France

Taste of Bordeaux

8-day cruise


Short description

Travel in style through France’s legendary wine region with AmaWaterways


  • Enjoy a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours
  • See some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Château Mouton Rothschild & Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Indulge in on-board wine tastings and themed dinners
  • Tour the magnificent Château de Montaigne, a stunning 19th-century castle where you will enjoy a tasting of the wines

In Brief

  • 1 Night Bordeaux
  • 1 Night Libourne
  • 1 Night Blaye
  • 1 Night Bourg
  • 1 Night Pauillac
  • 1 Night Cadillac
  • 1 Night Bordeaux


Recommended for:
River cruise

Travel to France’s legendary wine region, Bordeaux for a luxury river cruise along the stunning Garonne, pausing at Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. Along the way, you'll join expert guides as you visit elegant châteaux and explore timeless vineyards where delicious wine tastings await. It's all set to the luxurious backdrop of your AmaWaterways cruise, where the sophisticated accommodation, fabulous dining and a wealth of amenities on board AmaDolce will ensure a truly wonderful experience.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Enjoy included airport lounge access in the Uk before your flight to Bordeaux, where you will be met and transferred to the river port to board the ship for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise. Alternatively, speak to our specialists about a no-fly option, taking the Eurostar and SNCF for a wonderfully scenic alternative.

Stay: AmaDolce

Meals: D

Day 2

Take in the romance of Bordeaux as you pass iconic sights on a scenic morning cruise. Later in the day, dock in Libourne, a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions. Join an excursion to Saint Émilion, known for its celebrated vineyards, and while here, explore the monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock, and then go under the church to discover its catacombs and caves. Afterwards, enjoy a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. If you prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. You can also choose to tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine.

Stay: AmaDolce

Meals: B L D

Day 3

Stroll through Libourne’s indoor market, tasting some of the region’s specialties. Alternatively, tour the magnificent Château de Montaigne, a stunning 19th-century castle where you will enjoy a tasting of the wines of the Mahler-Besse family during your visit to this historic property. You can also choose to visit the place where the first vines in the Libourne wine region were planted 2,000 years ago, Fronsac, and taste local wines from a cellar at a beautiful wine estate. Or, you can get your heart pumping by hiking through one of Libourne’s renowned vineyards and rewarding yourself with a wine and tapas tasting. Later in the day, set sail for Blaye, where you’ll enjoy an evening at your leisure.

Stay: AmaDolce

Meals: B L D

Day 4

Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride around Blaye. Later in the day, you can choose to bike from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival. Meet the local wine growers and taste the fruits of their labours as well as enjoy live French music and dancing.

Stay: AmaDolce

Meals: B L D

Day 5

Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is gateway to the famed Médoc region, renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. You will see some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You’ll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines.

Stay: AmaDolce

Meals: B L D

Day 6

Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Next, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Chateau de Rayne Vigneau or Chateau Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular illumination cruise, gazing at the iconic structures of Bordeaux as they glow against the night sky.

Stay: AmaDolce

Meals: B L D

Day 7

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the immersive and interactive Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths

Stay: AmaDolce

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Depart for UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: B


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